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Forum: Iain M Banks

For the discussion of Iain's science fiction (Culture & non-Culture) titles

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Poll II - Up to Surface Detail

    What's you favorite?

    Started by Deep Black‎, 19-03-2011 09:27 AM
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  1. Question Artwork from Matter

    Does anyone know if there's any significance to the symbol which appears through this book? First I thought it was some sort of target reticle but...

    Started by unknownloader‎, 19-02-2011 02:06 PM
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  2. Player of Games

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum, but not to sci-fi/fantasy. Have been reading both genres for a while, not as long as many of you guys. I read...

    Started by mahoney‎, 08-06-2009 11:59 AM
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  3. Against a Dark Background - appreciation thread

    Hullo, just discovered the Ian Banks website and forum, although I've been stimulated and disturbed by his science fiction for over a decade now. ...

    Started by Unexpected Deviation‎, 06-05-2009 04:46 PM
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  4. Minds and Drones - what's in it for them?

    In the works of Iain Banks (of which I am a fan), intelligent beings in many ways superior to humans - namely, Minds and Drones - form a major part...

    Started by Rotwang‎, 26-10-2010 03:32 PM
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  5. Marain Ancient - Another CC-licensed font based on Marain

    The last Marain font was so popular, I decided to take another stab at it in a different style. This time, the letterforms are based on Herculanum....

    Started by Daniel Solis‎, 06-12-2010 02:07 AM
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  6. How long is a Grand (Galactic) Cycle?

    Hi All, Remembered reading LTW, where at the end Uagen had been frozen for one Grand (Galactic) Cycle. 1. How long is a Grand (Galactic)...

    Started by Alistair‎, 23-11-2010 09:23 PM
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  7. Surface Detail

    Surface Detail is the (current) title of the next Iain M Banks book. It is currently listed for publication in the UK on February 3rd 2011, and in...

    Started by daveh‎, 07-04-2010 10:53 PM
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  8. surface Detail iphone app

    I'm loving the novel but has anyone been able to get the new iphone app to work? The passwords just don't work and I can't get beyond the story!!...

    Started by phil‎, 11-10-2010 11:27 AM
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  9. Marain Script, a CC-Licensed font based on Marain

    Hey everybody, I'm a newcomer to the Culture world. I got sucked in by the Marain alphabet, actually. I'm working on a game that called for an...

    Started by Daniel Solis‎, 29-09-2010 03:20 PM
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  10. Chalmers & AI Singularity

    Thought some peeps here might be interested since it is something Culture novels are all about. The (in)famous philosopher David Chalmers wrote a...

    Started by vermeer‎, 03-10-2010 12:06 PM
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  11. Help in buying Culture novel set

    Hi all, I'm currently considering buying a set of all the Culture novels to date. The thing is I'm trying to buy ones that have the same style of...

    Started by Edward‎, 30-09-2010 02:15 AM
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  12. What ever happened to the CAT?

    What ever happened to the Clear Air Turbulence (aka CAT)? At the end of Consider Phlebas We get an epilogue stating what happened to the surviving...

    Started by Only Verifiable Skill‎, 07-03-2010 03:52 AM
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  13. The New Atlantis: "The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks", Alan Jacobs - SPOILERS

    In their latest issue (Summer 2009), The New Atlantis published an essay by Alan Jacobs on the Culture. For those not familiar with The New...

    Started by Mysterius‎, 02-12-2009 01:54 AM
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  14. Feersum Endjinn

    Read this book about a year ago or so, kind of got it, kind of didn't. I got a tiny bit lost in the language (Bascule) and trying to keep myself...

    Started by Not Registered Here‎, 10-06-2010 09:11 PM
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  15. SCI-FI influences

    Yo, name three (non Banks) sci-fi books, films, comics, you tube videos.... whatever, that you love and why. 1. Bladerunner. My favorite sci-fi...

    Started by GCU Kiss my Gravitas‎, 08-05-2010 12:25 PM
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  16. State Of The Art

    ...so what's the verdict folks? there's much to-ing and fro-ing online about whether it really constitutes the 'M' or not - is this book a must?

    Started by Giant Leaper‎, 18-07-2009 01:06 PM
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  17. Guardian Blook Blog - A Plea to Iain M Banks

    Damien G Walter in The Guardian book blog asks Iain to finish the Culture saga he identifies in Consider Phlebas and Look to Windward ...

    Started by daveh‎, 20-02-2010 08:41 AM
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  18. Pre Gnostic Iain M Banks literary works

    Iain M Banks almost there..."Transitions" shows 'Nag Hammadi' Life is not Life, Death is not Death,There are those who are superior to power/'The...

    Started by Senaon‎, 07-08-2010 07:47 AM
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    10-08-2010, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  19. Spoiler: Inversions Question

    Hi, I'm new here, just finished re-reading Inversions, I'm sure this question has been answered before, but I couldn't find a thread for this in...

    Started by jimjxr‎, 09-06-2010 02:51 PM
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    07-08-2010, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  20. Bora Horza... kind of a loser, no?

    Uhhh, spoiler alert! I just finished reading Consider Phlebas, and I can't get over how much I don't care for Horza's actions starting when...

    Started by butchmapa‎, 20-10-2009 03:32 AM
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    07-08-2010, 10:11 AM Go to last post

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